I live in a small historical village in an ecological wooden house. I welcome help in my chaotic but beautiful garden and some help with DIY, nothing too difficult. I also appreciate help with our village community project of planting bushes, flowers and generally improving our environment.
I am English but have lived in France many years. I was a Montessori teacher but since retiring I am now an artist with a range of styles and I also paint traditional icons.
I have animals, 2 dogs, 5 cats and 3 chickens.
I am vegetarian but my meals include dairy, eggs (from my hens) and fish.
My village is in rural France so there is no public transport but I always try and show my helpers the area.
Bergerac airport is 20kms away. Rail connections available at Bergerac or Marmande. I can pick you up if needed.
I have been accepting helpers through another website for 10 years and have had some wonderful times.
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will be involved with the life of a small village and have the opportunity to speak French.
I like to share my experiences in Montessori education and art with helpers and learn from you about your interests and life. I am a person who is open to ideas. We never stop learning whatever our age.
For gardening you need to be reasonably fit although it is not heavy or difficult.
If you have the skills there are a few small carpentry tasks which I would appreciate help with otherwise its simple DIY.
I need to install some more fences , a job which is always easier with two people.
This host offers a language exchange
I am trying to learn Swedish so if that is your native language I would be keen for help. I can help you learn English and functional French.
You will have the use of a private space in a wooden cabin behind my house and use of all the house facilities. There is heating in the cabin and a double bed.
I provide vegetarian meals with fish, eggs and dairy. I don't mind if you wish to cook meat.
I enjoy conversations over meals with helpers.
This is a rural area so there is very little public transport but I always try to help you visit places. If you like walking and cycling the roads are quiet and there are footpaths. I walk every day with my dogs and you are welcome to join me.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Large parking space outside of property can accept big camper vans.
Cat and chicken friendly dogs accepted who are okay around other dogs.
Work is flexible but never more than 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.